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  • Northern Ireland: The closure of the HSCB is an opportunity to move dentistry forward

    Legislation that will dissolve the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) from March next year is currently making its way through the Assembly. In our written submission to the Health Committee, we are calling for this unique opportunity to be seized in a way that enables dentistry and oral health to move forward.

    Date: 05 May 2021

  • How Scotland's political parties aim to improve dentistry

    The next Scottish Government must take action to bridge oral health inequality and support dentistry. This is the case we made in our manifesto, published ahead of the election on 6 May 2021. We have summarised what each party is calling for in relation to dentistry.

    Date: 29 April 2021

  • ​New national lead for Dental Public Health at PHE

    We offer our congratulations to Dr Anna Ireland on her appointment to the new Dental Public Health lead at Public Health England. We are committed to working with her team both on managing transition to a new public health system, while confronting the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on oral health.

    Date: 22 April 2021


  • Dentists ready to work with next Scottish Government to rebuild services

    The British Dental Association has indicated it is ready to work with a future SNP government on wide-ranging pledges made in the party's manifesto, which could fundamentally change the way dentistry is delivered in Scotland.

    Date: 15 April 2021

  • GDC cloak and dagger tactics must stop

    The BDA has said that the GDC must stop using registrant money on under-cover investigations, following the recent admission from the General Dental Council that it acted unlawfully in undertaking under-guise operations against a registrant.

    Date: 12 April 2021

  • A tribute to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021

    The British Dental Association has paid tribute to its past President His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh following the news of his death today.

    Date: 09 April 2021